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Literatuur: Proza, romans, verhalen
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John Boyne

A History of Loneliness

€ 17.95

`The riveting narrative of an honorable Irish priest who finds the church collapsing around him at a pivotal moment in its history. Propelled into the priesthood by a family tragedy, Odran Yates is full of hope and ambition. When he arrives at ClonliffeSeminary in the 1970s, it is a time in Ireland when priests are highly respected, and Odran believes that he is pledging his life to `the good.` Forty years later, Odran`s devotion is caught in revelations that shatter the Irish people`s faith in the Catholic Church. He sees his friends stand trial, colleagues jailed, the lives of young parishioners destroyed, and grows nervous of venturing out in public for fear of disapproving stares and insults. At one point, he is even arrested when he takes the hand of a young boy and leads him out of a department store looking for the boy`s mother. But when a family event opens wounds from his past, he is forced to confront the demons that have raged within the church, and to recognize his own complicity in theirpropagation, within both the institution and his own family. A novel as intimate as it is universal, A History of Loneliness is about the stories we tell ourselves to make peace with our lives. It confirms Boyne as one of the most searching storytellersof his generation`-

Taal / Language : English

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Paperback / softback
337 pagina's
Januari 2016
363 gram
221 x 142 x 23 mm
Picador USA gb

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